Truro & Roseland local news

Truro closes public toilets after cleaner assaulted

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Public toilets in Truro have been closed after an assault on one of the cleaners. Truro City Council says all of its town centre toilets will...

Truro Development Company has a new chairman: what could possibly go wrong?

By Graham Smith Truro councillors have turned to a North Cornwall investment banker to lead their hopes for redeveloping the city centre. Rupert Hume-Kendall, 59, who lives at Port...

Cancer treatment facilities at Royal Cornwall Hospital set for major upgrade

By Anne North More details have been revealed about a new 24-bed blood cancer ward at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro.  New facilities will also include a Magnetic Resonance...

EXCLUSIVE: Knives out for “Teflon Tim” Dwelly, as the cabinet member responsible for the failed regeneration of Truro says “don’t blame me”

By Julia Penhaligon Truro looks set to miss out on an immediate £7.5 million in funding as a result of last week’s spectacular mishandling of a major regeneration project....

Government gives the go-ahead for 1,350-pupil new secondary school near St Agnes

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The government has given the go-ahead for a new secondary school in the St Agnes-Goonhavern area, to the west of Truro. The exact site is yet...

Blow for Cornwall Council as planners vote 9 – 6 to reject £170 million redevelopment of Truro

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s planners have rejected controversial proposals to redevelop the Pydar area of Truro. Cornwall Council’s strategic planning committee voted 9 - 6 to send the scheme...

“We’ll consider a wide range of business models,” says council, as consultants look at the future of Cornwall’s leisure centres

By Julia Penhaligon Consultants hired to investigate the future of Cornwall’s leisure centres have been asked to consider a wide range of potential business models, according to County Hall’s...

Cornwall to keep Covid marshals until May at the earliest

By Peter Tremayne The government has agreed to fund Covid marshalls in Cornwall until May at the earliest, County Hall has confirmed. The council-employs up to 20 marshals to...

Local chemists join Covid-19 vaccination drive in Truro and Roche

By Anne North Two local chemists in Cornwall are now offering Covid-19 vaccinations. Reeds Pharmacy, Truro, and Roche Pharmacy, can now administer Covid jabs once a patient has booked...

Two legs good – four wheels bad: Truro risks clash with disability campaigners after council calls for city centre pedestrianisation

By Richard Whitehouse Truro councillors have voted 15-6 to call for a ban on cars from parts of the city centre this summer, to encourage people to shop safely...

Ladock housing plans rejected

By Richard Whitehouse Plans to build 28 new homes – including 17 affordable – in a village have been rejected by Cornwall councillors. A planning application had been submitted...

£170 million regeneration of Truro’s Pydar area recommended for approval

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A controversial £170 million redevelopment of Truro is due to come a step closer next week when planners debate the conversion of a former council building...

Truro City football club will have to play “home” games in Plymouth

By Peter Tremayne Truro City football club is moving out of Truro and – if its Southern League ever restarts – will be playing “home” games in Plymouth. The...

Post-lockdown jet ski ride ended in court appearance

By Peter Tremayne A jet-skier has been ordered to pay costs after he admitted speeding on Truro River without permission. Joshua Gotts, of Camborne, admitted failing to navigate a...

Old County Hall is for sale at £3.5 million

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Old County Hall building, close to Truro railway station, is once again for sale.  Estate agents Lewis Haughton Wills are offering the 2.2 acre site...

Penzance, Falmouth and Truro to get more cash for cycling and walking

By Peter Tremayne The government is giving Cornwall another £607,000 to help develop sustainable transport during the Covid-19 pandemic.  The money will be spent in Penzance, Falmouth and Truro....

Demolition squad gets ready to bring bulldozers to the heart of Truro

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A major demolition project is due to get underway in Truro in April, if Cornwall Council proceeds as planned with its £170 million “regeneration” of the...

No new Nightingale hospital at Truro, as the sudden appearance of hospital beds on a retail estate puzzles locals

The former Cornwall Farmers store on a retail estate at Threemilestone has been the focus of much speculation following the sudden appearance of hospital beds The Royal Cornwall hospital...

Covid-19 forces the closure of several Cornish pubs

By Julia Penhaligon A growing number of pubs in Cornwall are closing because of Covid-19.  The specific reasons vary, with some blaming staff shortages following reported contact with a...

Truro New Town’s “energy centre” looks set to win planning approval

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Planners look set to grant approval for a pioneering “energy centre” which is to become a crucial part of the proposed Truro New Town. Cornwall Council’s...